Seeds: The health of the United States President has been a source of great worry since 1841, when President William Henry Harrison gave such a long inaugural address that he caught pneumonia and died just one month later. Concern over the health of both the current President and presidential candidates grew in the 90’s when President Ronald Reagan shared his alzheimer’s diagnosis with the American people. Since then, the practice of tracking the health of presidential candidates has become widespread.
Skin: In response to this diagnosis, the Trump campaign has jumped at the chance to prove the physical fitness of their candidate. Tomorrow, (September 15, 2016) Mr. Trump is due to appear on the Dr. Oz Show in which Dr. Oz will physically examine Trump.
Leaves: Many Clinton supporters worry that Clinton’s illness will make her seem weak and unfit to serve to swing voters. However, some current polls show Clinton in the lead.
Food For Thought: Do you think Clinton’s pneumonia will affect her campaign? Should the American people be so concerned with the health of presidential candidates?